SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN DOMA ON MERITS

In an historic milestone for equality, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that was written specifically to bar recognition and benefits for marriage licenses obtained by same-sex couples in states that have legalized same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, and Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the dissent. In a…

¿WHAT IF SEXUAL ORIENTATION WERE A CHOICE?

It may seem an odd or off-putting question; it may strike you as offensive. That’s not my purpose. Pressing some boundaries in the interests of justice is what I’m after. Much of the growing support for marriage equality rests on an increasingly-held assumption among those in the West that we are, as to gender-identity, born…

TOP 7 COOLEST FLIRTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW

Flirting people get the most attention – in a public space the person who gets the most attention is not necessarily the most attractive, but the one who flirts most. If someone sends about 35 flirting signals in one hour she could receive on average four romantic proposals for that period of time. Well, 35 signals…

GIVE THE BEST KISSES

Most people think that kissing comes natural and there is nothing to learn. Well, this is not true for most of us. Kissing is definitely an art, and it requires practice and experience if you want to become a good kisser. No one is born a master. If you stress about whether or not you are a good…

REST IN PEACE JAMES GANDOLFINI

James Gandolfini, the three-time Emmy-winning actor who played mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO’s hit series The Sopranos, died on Wednesday in Italy at age 51.  The actor suffered a possible heart attack while traveling in Rome, a rep for HBO says. Gandolfini had been scheduled to take part in the Taormina Film Fest in…

LGBT PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO BE ATHEIST

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are more likely to be atheist than anyone else in the general population, a new survey has found. Nearly half of all LGBT adults surveyed said they were atheist, compared to 20% of the general population. According to the Pew Research Center, those who said they were religious also attended…

ABA LOOKING TO BAN ‘GAY PANIC’ DEFENSE

A proposal that bans the use of a person’s sexuality or gender identity against them in court has reached the American Bar Association (ABA). Under the referendum, the so-called ‘gay panic’ defense would be inadmissible in court. In recent years, defendants have used the gay panic defense to justify violent crimes against LGBT people. The argument is…